Contributions of Platform Motion to Simulator Training Effectiveness: Study 1 - Basic Contact
Interim rept. Mar 1975-Nov 1977
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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A transfer-of-training design was used to evaluate the contributions of simulator training with a synergistic six-degree-of-freedom platform motion system to the acquisition of basic contact, approach and landing skills. Twenty- four Undergraduate Pilot Trainees were divided into three groups a Motion, b No Motion, and c Control. The Motion and No-Motion groups received ten instructional sorties in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT on a large number of basic contact tasks ranging in complexity from Straight-and- Level to the normal Overhead Pattern and Traffic Pattern Stalls. Both groups received the same amount of training on each task. The only difference in training condition between the two groups was the presence or absence of motion cues provided by the platform system. The G-seat was not used. All tasks were taught using the full field-of-view available on the ASPTs computer-generated image visual system. The students in the Control group received the standard pre-flight training i.e., no ASPT pretraining. Student performance during the simulator training phase was assessed by Instructor Pilot ratings of task performance and automated objective performance measures. The Major findings of the study are a no differences in simulator performance between the Motion and No-Motion groups b significant learning occurred during simulator training for both groups c no difference in performance between the Motion and No-Motion groups for any of the tasks on the two special data sorties flown in the T-37.
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